Friday, August 6, 2010

Simply Betty Stamps Release Hop

Hi Everyone!!

Simply Betty Stamps

It's time to meet Betty's Victorian Beauties!!
I am happy to introduce to you, the ever so lovely...Darcy and Elaine:
If these 2 Gals strike for fancy and you'd like to color some up for yourself then hop on over to the Simply Betty Stamps Store 
to purchase them for yourself!!
oh an djust to let you won't find these two all by their lonesome...they have some friends!!
Continue along the hop to meet each of them...

Here is the hop order...just in case you get lost:

Lori - that's me
 Simply Betty Stamps

 Your next stop is to the super talented NANCY!!!

Here is a word from the fabulous SBS Owner and all the Hop Deets:

Hello hello all! Welcome our Victorian Beauties Release Blog Hop! Today we have six wonderful new digis! I have always tinkered for the beauty and elegance of anything Victorian. So I had to have my own twist added to them! These Victorian Beauties were brought to life for me by a new artist Gretchen Flores. I absolutely fell in love with them when she sketched them out for me! I had them in my head, and started working on them, but ran across Gretchen and adored her style! So I though hey why not have her work on these for me as I work on other images that continue to flow around in my head! I gave her the conepts and she sketched her little heart out! These digis are now available in the shop, and will be made into rubber in just a couple of months along with the Summer Emos! So please check back for rubber updates

What's a hop with out prizes and discounts right? So here it is...
Buy all six new Victorian Beauties for $12.00 using code 06VIC12! Code will expire Sunday August 8th at 11:59 PM PST.

3 Lucky winners will win 2 New Victorian Beauties Digis of their choice by simply leaving a comment on one of our Lucky Blog Hopper's Blog. There is nothing you have to do, just simply comment, and one winner will be randomly chosen. Of course you won't know which are the lucky blogs until we announce the winners! Ha!

2 Lucky winners will win 3 New Victorian Beauties digis of their choice by leaving a comment on any of the blogs as well as here! Those winners will also be chosen randomly!

1 Lucky winner will win all six New Victorian Beauties digis by leaving coming back here and leaving a comment on your favorite card and why. One winner will be chosen randomly to receive all six new digis of the Victorian Beauties!

A Special Announcement from Betty:
Now for something new... When I had my little Jude (21 months now) we were stuck down there for four weeks with his little premature issues! He was first released to us 9 days after his birth, we brought him home... and 2 days later he stopped breathing on us! It was the middle of the night, there was a snow blizzard and the paramedics couldn't get to us fast enough. Thank God my husband has EMT training! He brought him back after 3 minutes! Back to the NICU it was for us until about two days before Christmas! We were just so grateful as a family that we had this little bundle of joy for Christmas. It was long and trying to live in a hotel for the periods he was in the NICU. I live in the mountains and there are no Baby deliveries or facilities for special needs like ours. So, here is the reason for my long babble about my son's birth and the trials... I am expecting again, and have already started with a little bit of complications. However, all is well now and baby is healthy so far. As you can all imagine living in a hotel was expensive, there was a Ronald Mc Donald house nearby that would have helped us with housing for the period he was in the NICU but at the time they were all booked up. We were on the waiting list, but never got in. No worries though! I felt that the people in the Ronald Mc Donald house were in much more need than our family.

It's my turn to help and give back, I know they did not help us, but it was not because they didn't want to, when Jude was born there were 85 babies in the NICU!!! 85!! That was 85 families in need. I want to help, because I felt we were blessed with Jude and him over coming his issues. I also want to help just because... no reason needed right? So... here is what I would like to ask of all you wonderful ladies... I would like to make 100 sales... of course more is always welcome! 100 sales of all 6 new images with the discount of course, out of those sales I am going to give half, that's right half of the money from the sales to the Ronald Mc Donald house adjacent to the hospital where Jude was born, which is where this one will be born as well. And not because I want something back, but because the families that are there are in need. There were so many families that their babies didn't make it. It brought me to tears time after time to see empty beds a couple of da ys when I visited my baby while in their NICU. It seemed that almost every other day a baby was lost. It brought me to stop crying cause my baby was very healthy despite his episode! So, I hope this make sense to you all, and hope you can all help me give back a little to those in need. Thank you for reading my story and thank you for taking the time to make a purchase! Now onto happier times and a hippity hoppingSB


DonnaMundinger said...

Aren't they just beautiful dressed in their finery! Love this! xxD

Alison said...

Beautiful! Your coloring is just superb!

~Lady B~ said...

I love what you've done with their dresses! Your coloring is so delicate and precise. I love it!

Barb said...

Beautiful coloring, Lori, and I LOVE how you've created patterned fabric for their dresses... wonderful!

Eulanda said...

Oh wow cool! I am glad to see how someone colored Elaine. Great GREAT job!! Loving that card. Very cool to be in a blog hop with you guys. :)

Catherine said...

Your coloring is just gorgeous!

~Heidi said...

Just lovely!

Sheri Gilson said...

Very cool!! Your coloring is AMAZING as usual!!

Melia said...

I love Elaine.... i think that is my favorite Digi in the set... I love the way you colored both, but that is just my favorite!


Cassie_lu said...

the coloring is great

Chelsea said...

Nice work.

Sarah said...

Beautiful girls! What a great job.

Anita Bownds said...

fantastic colouring Lori, totally beautiful....hugz Anita

Michelle said...

Very pretty.

Lynne said...

absolutely beautiful --- love the colors ----

Camishel said...

Your coloring is awesome!

Maria Matter said...

lovely Victorian beauties, love 'em Lori!
hugs & blessings!

KC said...

they are both colored so well...such a good job!

Patricia Mae said...

Very pretty cards.

Ms. Jen said...

Such darling girls!

Sarah said...

Great job! I'm totally amazed that with 5 (beautiful) children you have the time to scrapbook! I barely have any time at all to do it, and I only have 3!! Keep it up!! you're an inspiration!

Gina said...

Fabulous "distressing on this card Lori :D XXX

JAN said...

wonderful gorgeous and delightful i am loving seeing all the makes hugs to ya Janet r

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

You've made the two ladies look wonderful in all their finery :D

Celeste said...

Love the way you colored the images. I am so lovin' this blog hop. You are all some very talented ladies!

Cecelia said...

Fantastic colouring!!